TxDOT Names Interim Head

Aug 29, 2011

The Texas Transportation Commission announced John Barton to be TxDOT's interim executive director. Barton's appointment takes into effect on September 1.

Barton also serves as Assistant Executive Director for Engineering Operations and currently have over 25 years of experience from TxDOT.  He was responsible for the management and control of several projects and programs including Aviation, Bridge, Design, Environmental Affairs, Rail and Research & Technology Implementation Office.

Barton will manage TxDOT's policies, programs and operating strategies while the Commission searches for a replacement for outgoing Executive Director Amadeo Saenz, who will retire on August 31.